Working to create meaningful change in communities is what we are all about. We partner with firms that share our same passion and commitment to leave places better than we found them and serve communities like they are our own home.
OVID Solutions is proud to serve as an Economic Development Coordinator for the Wakulla County EDC, in partnership with Beth Kirkland Consulting, LLC. As staff to the EDC we provide organizational management services, economic and community development grant writing services and lead marketing efforts to attract new businesses to Wakulla County.
In partnership with GP Strategies, OVID Solutions is providing CDBG-DR grant writing and project development for Jackson County in the wake of Hurricane Michael. This includes developing five applications to assist with the repair and redevelopment of infrastructure and public facilities as well as applications for commercial revitalization.
Hagerty Consulting is the leader in emergency management preparedness and disaster recovery. We were proud to be part of the Hagerty Team to help the City of Panama City recover from historic Category 5, Hurricane Michael through affordable housing program design and CDBG-DR advisory services. We were also honored to assist Hagerty in their service to the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services and California Housing and Community Development to support Butte County and the Town of Paradise following the devastating Camp Fire of 2018. In this capacity, we developed a comprehensive unmet needs assessment for Butte County, CA that will inform the design of CDBG-DR programs statewide.
In partnership with The Southern Group, OVID Solutions created an Area of Critical State Concern Work Plan for the City of Apalachicola. This plan identified specific projects in line with the statewide ACSC designation to improve water quality and infrastructure as well as prioritize affordable housing and economic development.
OVID Solutions was honored to partner with the South Florida Regional Planning Council to develop the Monroe County Post-Disaster Recovery Plan to help the Florida Keys recover in the wake of Category 4, Hurricane Irma. In addition, we supported the development of a Post-Disaster Redevelopment Plan for the City of Hallandale Beach that considered both natural hazards as well as COVID-19.
In partnership with the Apalachee Regional Planning Council, OVID Solutions developed Long-term Recovery Plans for Calhoun and Liberty County following Category 5, Hurricane Michael. These plans included an unmet needs assessment, creative community engagement and identified detailed projects along with funding sources to help these rural communities recover in the wake of the storm.
OVID Solutions was also pleased to partner with the ARPC on the development of an Economic Development Plan for the Community of Panacea in Wakulla County. This plan was developed as part of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity's Competitive Florida Partnership Program.
OVID Solutions provides grant writing, grant management and project management services for Gulf Specimen Marine Lab - a nonprofit marine biology educational center in Wakulla County. We are currently assisting with the management of funds for the development of the Ann Rudloe Education Center, set to open at the end of 2021.
The Capital Area Community Action Agency helps people in crisis make ends meet while assisting those in poverty to become independent. We appreciated the opportunity to partner with the Capital Area Board of Directors to develop a strategic plan for their organization.
We are proud to serve in an advisory capacity for CDBG-DR implementation efforts in Clay County, FL with Excel USA. We are also excited to partner with Erin L. Deady, PA to support the development of Adaptation Action Areas in Monroe County, FL - a policy tool for adapting to sea level rise.